Which small-scale works should your orchestra perform?main
Over the next year or two, Mahler, Bruckner, Shostakovich, much of Sibelius and the rest of the big-band composers will be strictly off-limits as the world adjusts to Covid and post-Covid limitations.
Symphony orchestras are starting to plan small and spaced-out, but they have no confidence in what miniatures (post-Mozart) the public might want to hear.
These are some of the items on my wishlist. Please add your own.
Alfred Schnittke (pic), Concerto grosso
Kurt Weill, Quodlibet
Vaughan Williams, Tallis Fantasia
Prokofiev, Classical Symphony
Theodorakis, Oedipus Tyrannus
Hartmann, Concerto funèbre
Maxwell Davies concertos
Darius Milhaud chamber symphonies
Morton Feldman, Madame Press Died Last Week aged 90
Bohuslav Martinu, 2nd nonet
Nino Rota, nonetto
Malcolm Arnold, guitar concerto.